Math Activities and Games

  • Below are links that offer a variety of math activities to try at home.

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    http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/math/math.pdf A bundle of activities (pre-K-5) provided by the US Department of Education. 
    http://www.figurethis.org/ Provides interesting math challenges aimed at middle school mathematics, though many problems can be used for upper elementary students looking to extend their math abilities.
    http://investigations.terc.edu/families/ Information about the Investigations math program.
    http://thinkingblocks.com/ Model division situations with virtual blocks.
       
       

     

    Featured games for addition and subtraction.

     

    Number Jump- Practice addition and subtraction combinations as you squash flies sitting on the number lines.

    Sums Stacker- Arrange coins, numbers, or dice to make stacks of the indicated sums.  Be sure to do this in the fewest moves possible.

     

    Ten Frame-Ten frames are a great way to visualize numbers with reference to the number 10.  This link offers a variety of activities that use ten frames.

    Five Frame- Similar to the ten frame.  Use with kindergarten or First Grade students to help them visualize small quantities.

     Add to Ten- Practice those combinations of ten with this entertaining game. 

     

    Doubles Fact Concentration- Practice those "doubles" addition combinations.

     

    Basic Fact Fishing:  Practice your basic addition combinations while trying to catch that "whopper".

       

    Featured games for multiplication and division.

      

    Multiplication Game:  Use your knowledge of products and factors to get 4 in a row before your opponent.  A good mix of fact practice and strategy.

     

    Factorize:  Find all the factors of a number by using rectangular arrays.

     Multiplication.com- Has a bundle of fact practice activities in game formats. 

     

    Fun 4 the Brain Division Games: A variety of fact practice games for division.

     

      

    Penguin Jump Multiplication:  Race your penguin across the icebergs while practicing your multiplication facts.

     
         

    Featured Games for counting and numbers

     

       
     
    Concentration:  Match numbers, shapes, fractions, or multiplication facts to equivalent representations. Give the Dog a Bone: Help the dog find the hidden bones on the 100 chart in less than a minute.  
    Point Out the View:  Students select the different characters and create the point of view for each individual character until all four have been figured out.